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The ninth labour


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The ninth labour

  1. 1. Hercules' ninth labour Enara Hernández Manrique
  2. 2. Obtain the Girdle of the Amazon warrior queen Hippolyte.
  3. 3. Hercules' ninth labour for the oracle of Apollo was to obtain Hippolyta's girdle. Hippolyta was so intrigued by Heracles' muscles and lion skin that she gave him the girdle without a fight.
  4. 4. In one version of the story Hera, disguised as an Amazon, spread rumours among the Amazons that Hercules was trying to kidnap their queen. The Amazons attacked him, so Hercules killed Hippolyta in a rage, assuming that she had betrayed him.